Taco Bell Scrapping Drive-thrus, Adding Booze for New Cantinas
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There's good news and bad news in the near future for Taco Bell lovers, and more importantly, alcohol is involved.
But first, let's get the bad news out of the way.
According to Food & Wine, about 55 to 70 percent of the fast-food giant's revenue comes from orders purchased via drive-thru, so it comes as a bit of a surprise that the company plans to open over 300 new drive-thru-less cantinas by 2022, specifically in urban areas.
The company plans to focus on increasing their presence in big cities like Pittsburgh, Nashville, Detroit and are planning to open at least 50 locations in New York City.
The new stores will reportedly be designed to reflect the local character with open kitchens, digital menu boards and artwork.
However, with the loss of drive-thru convenience comes the benefit of being able to crack open a cold one.
That's right, most of the new locations will serve beer, wine and sangria, along with Twisted Freezes, which are essentially slushies spiked with vodka, tequila or rum.
Just when you thought Taco Bell couldn't get any better ...